Although we thought the Groundhog predicted Spring is near, the snow has made a return, which means certain implications for your property. Trees can experience different degrees of damage during a winter storm. The amount of damage to your trees depends on the age of a tree, a tree’s strength and sturdiness, and the severity of the storm. All these variables can influence the amount of damage your trees will acquire. So, what does a property owner do with all these damages if they occur? The answer is to call a professional tree removal and care company. They retain the proper training, equipment, and tools to remove fallen or damaged trees safely, and at the same time, implement techniques to protect your existing trees from further damage.
Continue reading to learn some effective solutions for protecting storm-damaged trees and landscaping.
Tree Root Damages
There are various elements that can damage a tree’s root system. For example, freezing temperatures and frost can freeze up the ground around the base of the tree; causing roots to work harder for heat and survival. Heat is lost and the tree suffers from lack of nutrients and will most likely die. Placing mulch around the base of trees before harsh winter weather begins can help a root system retain heat within the soil. It acts as an insulator and protects a tree from severe winds, freezing temperatures, snow, frost, and ice storms.
Sun scald certainly sounds like something that would happen in hot weather; but the truth is, sun scald occurs in the colder months of the year. In the winter time, trees have lost their leaves. This leaves them bare, bald, and more vulnerable to elemental conditions. Sun scald is when a tree is overexposed to sun reflections. This causes the bark to peel and crack, causing large tree fissures. If your trees are susceptible to sun scald, then try covering the trunk with a tree wrap or plastic covering. Blocking the reflection of the sun can reduce tree bark damage overtime. It is best to wrap a tree before freezing temperatures begin.
Broken Limbs and Branches
The weight of ice, snow, and water can break off tree branches in the winter. Broken tree limbs and branches are problems for a number of reasons; not only can heavy branches fall and damage property or injure another person, it damages the tree as well. By wrapping branches and weal limbs with burlap or applying ground stakes for tree trunk support, you can potentially avoid fallen or broken tree branches in your yard.
Indianapolis Tree Storm Damage Cleanup
Call Timberland Tree Care at 317-348-0811 for professional storm damage tree removal services in Indianapolis, Indiana and its surrounding counties. Our licensed and insured tree service contractors have more than 30 years of experience, and retain the latest technologies in the business. These assets allow us to promptly respond to tree storm damage needs for both residential and commercial properties. We do it all, from dead tree removal and stump grinding, to bucket truck crane service, tree trimming, underbrush clearing, tree staking, cabling and bracing, and much more. Request a free estimate, today.